Gun Related News Stories
GOP Issues Warning To Obama Over Executive Order On Biometric Guns - April 17, 2014
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is warning the Obama administration to not issue an executive order requiring that all new guns be made with biometric technology, such as finger-print recognition or bracelets.
Cornyn raised the issue in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, who in testimony earlier this month highlighted biometric bracelets and fingerprint identification as a safety issue.
First Arrest For Unregistered 'Assault Rifle' In Connecticut - April 16, 2014
A 65-year-old man faces an array of charges after he allegedly shot a squirrel in his yard Monday morning.
James Toigo, 258 Housatonic Dr., was charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, cruelty to an animal, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree breach of peace, failure to register an assault rifle and three counts of possessing large-capacity magazines, according to a police press release.
Bloomberg To Spend 50 Million In Gun Control Push - April 15, 2014
Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence, an organization he hopes can eventually outmuscle the National Rifle Association.
Remington Safety Warning And Recall Notice - April 12, 2014
Remington Arms Company, LLC is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014.
82 Members of House Call For Ban On Imports - April 12, 2014
On Wednesday, 82 members of the House of Representatives called on President Obama to put a ban on imports of what they deem to be 'military-style firearms.'
This ban, according to the lawmakers, would require no congressional action as the President has very broad authority under the 1968 Gun Control Act to prohibit the importation of firearms and ammunition unless they are generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes.
ATF Classifies Russian made 7N6 5.45x39 Ammunition As Armor Piercing - April 8, 2014
An Official announcement from ATF on Russian made 7N6 5.45x39 ammunition was released February 4th in regards to the request from customs to determine if it is classified as armor piercing. They have agreed with customs that it is armor piercing and hence non-importable.
Obama And Holder Want Spend Almost 1.4 Billion on 'Gun Control' In 2014 - April 7, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department wants to 'explore' as part of its gun control efforts.
The Justice Department has requested $382.1 million in increased spending for its fiscal year 2014 budget for gun safety.
President Barack Obamaâ€™s budget proposal also calls for $1.1 billion to 'protect Americans from gun violenceâ€”including $182 million to support the president's 'Now is the Time' gun safety initiative.
Connecticut Gun Control Group To Create Super PAC - April 3, 2014
Connecticut politicians who may be challenged in this year's election for supporting stricter weapons laws in the wake of the Newtown school massacre received a pledge of support Thursday from gun control advocates.
The state's largest gun control group said it plans to create a super PAC to raise money to help politicians who supported last yearâ€™s gun law changes.
Reid Calls For More Background Checks The Day After Ft. Hood Tragedy - April 3, 2014
Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that Congress should revisit the issue of expanding the federal gun background check program in response to the shooting at Fort Hood.
Moms Demanding Action Attempt To Scrub Their Website Of References To Leland Yee - March 30, 2014
In an attempt to cover their butts, Moms Demanding Action have 'scrubbed' their website of references to Leland Yee, the anti-gun California senator now under indictment for gun trafficking.
One slight problem they have though, the internet never forgets. Case in point the Google cached version of the now missing page.
New York Assemblyman Launches Anti-SAFE Act Petition - March 28, 2014
Looking to rally area residents to call for a total repeal of the SAFE Act, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, R, C, I - Corning, has launched an online petition and is inviting the public to attend an April 1 rally in Albany against the controversial gun control law.
The petition can be located here: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Philip-A-Palmesano/story/57014
JFPO Rips Apart NJ Reporter That Attacked 9 Year Old Shooter - March 26, 2014
The backlash from Mike Kelly's opinion piece in the NJ newspaper 'The Record' has been fast and it has been intense. Yesterday Nicki Kenyon, a writer for 'Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership', adding to the attack of Mr. Kelly calling him out on his behavior and his underhanded attack on Shyanne and her love of shooting.
Well worth the read and congrats to Nicki Kenyon.
Anti-Gun California Legislator Indicted On Charges Of Public Corruption - March 26, 2014
FBI agents are in the Capitol office of state Sen. Leland Yee this morning, and Bay Area news stations are reporting that the San Francisco Democrat has been arrested on suspicion of corruption.
Bay Area news stations reported this morning that Yee had been arrested as the result of an FBI sting investigation that included other people, but had no more details.
Ohio Children Find Toy Gun, Face Discipline - March 21, 2014
A group of school children who found a toy gun on their way to class Friday morning now face disciplinary action.
Springfield City Schools confirms that the children were walking to Lagonda Elementary School when they found a toy gun.
The children, who are all said to be sixth graders, were sent home for the day. They could be suspended.
Feinstein Trying Ban Imports Based On 1968 Gun Control Act - March 20, 2014
The woman all gun owners 'love to hate' is at it again, this time trying to use the language of the 1968 gun control act.
Citing the Gun Control Act of 1968, Feinstein states, "In recent yearsâ€¦ importers of firearms have taken advantage of ATF's interpretation of the 'sporting purposes' test to evade the import ban."
To justify the ban, Feinstein cited a study by The Center for Public Integrity and expressed concern regarding international gun-running.
Mothers Demand Action Falsely Claim They Got Slide Fire Billboard Removed - March 19, 2014
Mothers Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, an organization funded by billionaire Michael R. Bloomberg, is falsely claiming a victory for forcing a billboard company to take down a Slide Fire advertisement in Chicago.
The truth is that the manufacturer contracted for the billboard to stay up for only two months.
Spokane Washington Business Employees To Carry Guns After Three Robberies - March 18, 2014
After three robberies in less than a month at Jitterz Java, employees say they're refusing to be victimized anymore and are preparing to pack heat on the job.
Jitterz Java owner Sara Chapel is encouraging her staff members not only to bring their guns, but she's keeping one in the stand just in case.
"I would rather have it and need it, than need it and not have it," Krystal Cogswell said.
ATF Ignores Restraining Order, Raids Dealer - March 16, 2014
Apparently the temporary restraining order obtained by Ares Armor was revised to include a clause to 'not restrain lawful criminal proceedings'. So, I guess the ATF considers breaking into a business and stealing its computers and records is a 'lawful criminal proceeding'. I guess the people who bought the lowers in question can expect some kind of contact from the ATF
Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Group Struggles & Stumbles - March 16, 2014
Investigative report shows anti-gunners' efforts to restrict Second Amendment rights hit a number of speed bumps, thanks to scandals and political reversals.
"Gun control has become a left-wing cause and Mayors Against Illegal Guns embraces this cause, while disingenuously posing as non-ideological and above politics," said Matthew Vadum, senior editor at Capital Research Center, a think-tank that describes itself as the nation's leading source of organizations and their donors.
Connecticut Sends Out Letter To Gun Owners TO Relinquish Illegal Items - March 15, 2014
The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection announced Friday it had sent a letter to owners who had failed to register the items by a Jan. 1 deadline, part of last year's gun control law. Officials offered advice on what to do now with the weapons and magazines.
The letter says gun owners are in compliance with the new state law if their items are no longer in Connecticut or were sold to an authorized gun dealer.